Sunday, October 02, 2005 - Pittsburgh kid moves to coach at LSU David Geyer, an assistant coach at Mecklenburg Aquatics for the past three seasons, has been named an assistant coach for the LSU swimming team, head coach Adam Schmitt announced Thursday.

Geyer, a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., comes to LSU with five years of coaching experience in the collegiate and club levels. He will serve as recruiting coordinator for the Tigers, a post the 28-year old has experience in.

'He brings ability, organization and direction to our recruiting efforts here at LSU,' said Schmitt. 'His enthusiastic approach is an asset that will follow through with the things needed to help this program be successful. He also displays a tremendous ability of learning and leadership, values that will help lead us to our team goals.'

While at the Mecklenburg Aquatic Club in Charlotte, N.C., Geyer worked with associate head coach Morgan Bailey. Before his three-year stint at Mecklenburg, Geyer served as an assistant at his alma mater of Shippensburg University from 1999-2001. He helped train all levels of athletes from developmental to national in his two seasons there.

A talented athlete himself, Geyer was a four-time All-American in relays at Shippensburg. He graduated from Shippensburg with a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1999 before receiving his master's degree in counseling in 2001.

'I am excited and thrilled to be a part of a school that takes so much pride and has tremendous tradition in its collegiate athletics program,' said Geyer. 'As a part of this staff, I hope to assist and take the program to a higher level of performance.'

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